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2017 RECAP

Record: 78 - 84

Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights

There were not that many highlights for the Rangers in 2014. Leonys Martin proved he is a bona fide roto-speedster as he swiped 30+ for the second year in a row while raising his average .014 points. Adrian Beltre proved he is still very good, hitting .295+ for the 5th straight year (albeit while hitting only 19 homers while knocking in only 77 runners). On the pitching side, Derek Holland missed most of the year but when he returned, he posted strong ratios and threw 92 mph showing he is fully recovered.

What Has Changed?

Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo return after injury marred seasons to give the Rangers offense a boost. Not much else is new in Arlington. On the pitching side, the Rangers added Yovani Gallardo to bolster the rotation and should have both Derek Holland and Colby Lewis for the whole season.

What to Expect:

Expect the Rangers to be better on offense with Fielder, Choo and Moreland returning from injury. Those three should get a bunch of RBI opportunities with Martin and Elvis Andrus setting the table and stealing bases to get into scoring position. The pitching staff will be better (though still not great) but at least Neftali Feliz will enter the year healthy and should hold down the 9th inning as he did before they messed him up by trying to move him to the rotation.

This Year’s Surprise:

Many will shy away from Yovani Gallardo because Texas is a tough place to pitch, the AL is a tougher place to pitch than the NL and his Ks are well below his 200+ heyday. Gallardo will surprise and be a solid starter in AL-only leagues. Why? The answer is because the strikeouts have gone down in large part because of a change of approach. Gallardo now induces ground balls more than 50 percent of the time – a skill that will serve him well in Texas. Plus, remember that Gallardo has been a consistent performer in the major leagues – his ERA has been under 4 every year but one since he was 21 years old. 

2017 STANDINGS

# TEAM W L
1 Houston Astros 101 61
2 Los Angeles Angels 80 82
3 Seattle Mariners 78 84
4 Texas Rangers 78 84
5 Oakland Athletics 75 87

ARRIVALS

PLAYER POS FROM
Andrew Cashner SP MIA
Tyson Ross SP SD

DEPARTURES

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
A.J. Jimenez (R) TEX C 7 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 .083
Brett Nicholas (L) TEX C 21 63 7 15 11 4 0 2 2 0 13 0 0 .238
Robinson Chirinos (R) TEX C 88 263 46 67 38 13 1 17 34 0 79 1 0 .255

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mike Napoli (R) TEX 1B 124 425 60 82 66 11 1 29 46 3 163 1 2 .193

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Phil Gosselin (R) TEX 2B 40 48 3 7 2 2 0 0 2 0 12 0 1 .125
Rougned Odor (L) TEX 2B 162 607 79 124 75 21 3 30 27 5 162 15 6 .204
Tyler Smith (R) TEX 2B 10 16 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 .188

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Will Middlebrooks (R) TEX 3B 22 38 5 8 3 2 2 0 1 0 14 0 0 .211
Adrián Béltre (R) TEX 3B 94 340 47 106 71 22 1 17 37 2 52 1 0 .312
Joey Gallo (L) TEX 3B 145 449 85 94 80 18 3 41 74 1 196 7 2 .209
Drew Robinson (L) TEX 3B 48 107 11 24 13 5 0 6 14 0 42 0 2 .224

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Elvis Andrus (R) TEX SS 158 643 100 191 88 44 4 20 38 0 101 25 10 .297
Pete Kozma (R) TEX SS 39 45 6 5 2 0 0 1 3 0 20 0 1 .111

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Willie Calhoun (L) TEX LF 13 34 3 9 4 0 0 1 2 0 7 0 0 .265
Jurickson Profar (B) TEX LF 22 58 8 10 5 2 0 0 9 0 14 1 1 .172
Ryan Rua (R) TEX LF 63 129 17 28 12 6 0 3 14 0 52 2 2 .217
Delino DeShields (R) TEX LF 120 376 75 101 22 15 2 6 44 0 109 29 8 .269

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Carlos Gómez (R) TEX CF 105 368 51 94 51 23 1 17 31 0 127 13 5 .255
Jared Hoying (L) TEX CF 36 72 13 16 7 3 0 1 4 0 23 3 0 .222

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Nomar Mazara (L) TEX RF 148 554 64 140 101 30 2 20 49 6 127 2 2 .253

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Alex Claudio (L) TEX RP 70 1 4 2 11 82.2 71 5 23 11 56 2.50 1.04
Ricardo Rodriguez (R) TEX RP 16 0 0 1 1 13.0 17 3 9 4 11 6.23 1.62
Jason Grilli (R) TEX RP 46 0 2 5 1 39.3 46 12 28 18 48 5.59 3.20
Andrew Cashner (R) TEX SP 28 28 11 11 0 166.2 156 15 63 64 86 3.40 1.32
Jose Leclerc (R) TEX RP 47 0 2 3 2 45.2 23 4 20 39 60 3.94 1.38
Nick Gardewine (R) TEX RP 12 0 0 0 0 8.0 10 1 5 7 3 5.63 2.13
Anthony Bass (R) TEX RP 2 0 0 0 0 5.2 14 1 9 0 1 14.29 2.47
Tony Barnette (R) TEX RP 50 0 2 1 2 57.1 64 7 35 18 57 5.49 1.50
Nick Martínez (R) TEX SP 23 18 3 8 0 111.1 124 26 70 28 67 5.66 1.37
Paolo Espino (R) TEX RP 12 2 0 0 0 23.3 23 7 16 10 20 5.68 2.68
Matt Bush (R) TEX RP 57 0 3 4 10 52.1 57 7 22 19 58 3.78 1.45
Yohander Mendez (L) TEX RP 7 0 0 1 0 12.1 13 3 7 3 7 5.11 1.30
Jhan Marinez (R) TEX RP 43 0 0 3 0 57.4 64 6 24 23 45 2.35 4.70
A.J. Griffin (R) TEX SP 18 15 6 6 0 77.1 76 20 51 28 61 5.94 1.34
Cole Hamels (L) TEX SP 24 24 11 6 0 148.0 125 18 69 52 105 4.20 1.20
Joely Rodriguez (L) TEX RP 26 0 1 2 0 27.0 37 4 19 12 18 6.33 1.93
Jake Diekman (L) TEX RP 11 0 0 0 1 10.2 4 1 3 9 13 2.53 1.31
Tanner Scheppers (R) TEX RP 5 0 0 1 0 4.0 5 0 3 3 5 6.75 2.00
Preston Claiborne (R) TEX RP 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 5 0 3 0 2 13.50 2.50
Dario Alvarez (L) TEX RP 20 0 2 0 0 16.1 19 1 5 14 17 2.76 2.02
Keone Kela (R) TEX RP 39 0 4 1 2 38.2 18 4 12 16 51 2.79 0.91
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (R) TEX RP 24 6 5 2 0 69.1 74 14 36 20 38 4.67 1.36
Martín Pérez (L) TEX SP 32 32 13 12 0 185.0 221 23 99 60 115 4.82 1.54
Miguel González (R) TEX SP 27 27 8 13 0 155.3 167 22 80 53 100 4.31 2.78
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